Spoiling jokes is criminal, so it is impossible to discuss South Park: The Stick of Truth’s best feature in any detail. Like the TV show, it is gleefully offensive, and if you don’t find that particularly funny you’ll probably find this game about as amusing as losing a foot to diabetes. It LOOKS and SOUNDS exactly like South Park. There’s obvious gags, subtle references to stuff from classic episodes and a whole load of fart humour. It is South Park.
The script written by show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker is relentless. If there’s a rare lull in the jokes you can always tap the right stick to perform a fart and hear one of the many reactions EVERY character in the game has to, well, a child cutting a fart in front of them. I’m laughing typing this.
The game itself is a serviceable RPG, with the excellent combat system cribbed wholesale from the Super Mario RPG games and quite a few dull fetch quests that would get tired really quickly if it wasn’t for the fact the jokes just keep coming. The near-perfect use of the license has taken an otherwise very ordinary game and made it a great one.